When Tech and Food Collide. A Cautionary Tale Edition
We discuss the ousting of Chef Richie Nakano from the restaurant, Hapa Ramen he spent the last five years working to build. The moral of the story, be careful who you sell full rights to. Hanabi also dishes on his Okonomiyaki recipe. Here’s the quick and dirty on that:
2 c flour
1 c dashi or water
1 t salt
1 t baking powder
2 t sugar
1 pound cabbage, coarsely chopped
1/4 sesame oil
8 ounces fresh pork belly, thinly sliced
Dried, shaved bonito
Mix together flour, dashi, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl. Add cabbage coat with batter. Add eggs incorporate lightly about 15 seconds.
Preheat cast iron or non stick skillet 5 min. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.
Spoon 1/4 of Cabbage batter mixture about 1 in thick.
Put 1/4 of the pork belly strips on top. Cook 3 min. Flip onto pork belly side, cook 5 min. flip back over 2 more min and then plate. Put longs ribbons of mayo and okonomiyaki sauce. top with bonito and anori to taste. Add bonito while sill hot for “dancing bonito”.
Insane Dane throws down a wicked matzo brei (not brie) recipe for all your breakfast cravings.
6 sheets matzo
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup almond milk
Place the matzo in a large bowl and soak in warm water or milk. Break the sheets up with your hands and place the bowl to the side. While the matzo soaks, whisk together the eggs and egg whites. Pour in the milk and whisk again.
Once the matzo softens, pour the water out.
Heat the margarine in a large pan. Pour the matzo mixture into the pan and let cook until lightly browned and the eggs are set.
Serve with black pepper, maple syrup, or confectioner’s sugar.
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